The Forget-Me-Not Dementia Support is a WA community-led initiative that gives those living with memory loss and their carers and loved ones a supportive social network. The Forget-Me-Not Memory Cafe runs community get-togethers at local cafes across WA.
More than 1 person every hour is diagnosed with Dementia in WA and by 2056 it is expected that 143,957 will be living with Dementia in the state.
What Does The Forget-Me-Not Memory Cafe Offer?
The Forget-Me-Not Memory Cafe provides a safe and welcoming place for carers and their loved ones with dementia or memory loss to come together in a social environment without the fear of embarrassment or judgement. Carers of loved ones living with dementia are able to connect with others who understand their journey in an open and friendly environment, which offers them comfort and practical assistance.
Meet-ups usually take place over two hours but you are welcome to stay for a minute, an hour or the whole duration.
How did the Forget-Me-Not Cafe Start?
The Forget-Me-Not Cafe first came about when founder, Angi whose husband Michael was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease shortly after his 65th birthday, discovered a lack of community groups that would allow loved ones suffering from dementia and their carers to enjoy a quiet cuppa together with others in similar positions. The first Forget-Me-Not Memory Cafe was launched in Roleystone in 2017.
Where is my nearest Forget Me Not Memory Cafe?
There are currently 24 locations and each cafe event is held once a month.
Current Times and Locations
Baldivis – The Coffee Club
When: 4th Tuesday of every month, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Stockland, Safety Bay Road
Belmont – Belvidere
When: 4th Wednesday of every month, 10am -12pm
Where: Belvidere Bar & Bistro, Belmont
Bindoon – Bindoon Library
When: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 10am -12pm
Where: Bindoon Library
Cockburn – The Gate Bar & Bistro
When: 4th Tuesday of every month, 10am – 12pm
Where: 816 Beelia Drive, Success
Fremantle – Alma Street, Level 5
When: 3rd Friday of every month, 10am – 11pm
Where: Alma Street, Fremantle. Level 5
Geraldton – TBA
When: Tuesday of every month, 10am-12pm
Gosnells – Gosnells Hotel
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month, 10am-12pm
Where: Gosnells Hotel, Gosnells
Jurien Bay – Memory Lane Cafe
When: 3rd Friday of every month, 9:30am – 11:30am
Where: Turquoise Coast Respite Centre, Bashford St
Kalamunda – Gracie’s Cafe
When: 1st Wednesday of every month, 10am – 12pm
Where: Gracie’s Cafe, Forrestfield
Kalgoorlie – Community Centre
When: 2nd Monday of every month, 11am-12:30pm
Where: 13 Roberts St, Kalgoorlie
Mandurah – Sunbreakers
When: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 10am – 12pm
Where: Mandurah Tce, Mandurah
Merredin – Dimensions Cafe
When: 4th Tuesday of every month, 10am-12pm
Where: Bates St, Merredin
Mundaring – Cafe Mojo
When: 2nd Thursday of the month, 10am – 12pm
Where: 16 Craig St, Mundaring
Mt Lawley – Bethanie on the Park
When: 1st Thursday of the month, 10am – 12pm
Where: 2 Plantation St, Mount Lawley
Narrogin – Gnagojin Community Centre
When: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10:30am – 11am
Where: Hale St, Narrogin
Roleystone – Avocados
When: 1st Friday of every month, 10am – 12pm
Where: 2 Mount Street, Kelmscott
Riverton – The Coffee Club
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Where: Stockland Shopping Centre, Riverton
Rockingham – The Swinging Pig
When: 3rd Monday of every month, 10am – 12pm
Where: Chalgrove Ave, Rockingham
Stirling – Blue Lotus Cafe
When: 2nd Monday of every month, 10am – 12pm
Where: Waldecks Nursery, Hamilton St, Stirling
Toodyay – The Bakery
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 10am – 12pm
Where: The Bakery, 123 Stirling Tce
Victoria Park – The Coffee Club
When: 4th Monday of every month, 10am – 12pm
Where: Park Centre, Victoria Park
York – Community Resource Centre
When: 4th Friday of every month, 10am – 12pm
Where: 89 Avon Tce, York
Wanneroo – Wanneroo Library
When: 4th Thursday of every month, 10am – 12pm
Where: Wanneroo Library and cultural centre, 3 Rocca Way
If you can’t find a Forget-Me-Not Memory Cafe near you and wish to start up your own contact the organisation to find out how you can get involved.
The Forget Me Not Memory Cafe is a great place for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their carers to socialise and receive help and support.
For more information visit forgetmenotmemorycafe.com
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